CITE Joins ASEAN Business Community to Improve TVET

Bangkok – Industry Linkage Manager Bonifacio Mercado Jr. joined more than 100 delegates from ASEAN gathered for the 9th Regional Policy Dialogue on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) on June 24, 2019 to discuss how to improve TVET’s quality, image and outcomes. Key decision-makers coming from both private and public sectors attended the dialogue.

TVET is considered important in the strategies of ASEAN Member States (AMS), the Philippines included, to upgrade their workforce in line with the requirements of new technologies and new processes for production and service delivery. TVET also aims to prepare the labor force for decent jobs.

Dr. Aladdin D. Rillo, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Economic Community, in his opening remarks, highlighted that the dynamic interplay between innovation and improvement is needed so that TVET can live up to its potential to improve social and economic outcomes. Dr. Rillo emphasized that new and stronger partnerships for TVET are needed across sectors and countries; most importantly, partnerships of mutual learning and exchange across sectors and countries that combine the expertise and resources of business and industry, TVET institution and the public sector.

Since June 2018, a regional working group comprised of 20 representatives from chambers of commerce, business associations, and a range of enterprises from all AMS identified recommendations for policy makers and entrepreneurs aimed at ensuring TVET’s fitness for the future. The 45 recommendations are summarized in a document entitled the “Future ASEAN Agenda for TVET.” The recommendations focus on such areas as enhancing the relevance and quality of TVET regulations and strategies; strengthening the leadership of business organizations in TVET; rebranding TVET; and deepening the collaboration of TVET schools with business and industry.

At the dialogue, the regional working group called on the ASEAN business community to lead the way in implementing the Future ASEAN Agenda for TVET in the years to come. Dato Palaniappan Joseph, speaking on behalf of the regional working group, committed “to invest our time and energy to continue this work, which we have begun in order to make the changes we advocate a reality.” It was emphasised that what counts is the will to act – at the national and regional level as much as at the level of each TVET school or college.

The 9th Regional Policy Dialogue served as a forum to review the recommendations and identify promising approaches and alliances to make the Future ASEAN Agenda for TVET a reality. The Future Agenda will be presented to the relevant sectoral bodies of ASEAN for integration in their future strategies and work plans.

Since 2014, Regional Policy Dialogues on TVET supported by the Regional Cooperation Programme to Improve the Quality and Labour Market Orientation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (RECOTVET) on behalf of the German government have become an important forum for exchange on pressing topics of TVET reform for decision-makers from ASEAN. The 9th Regional Policy Dialogue was jointly organised by the ASEAN Secretariat, the ASEAN Business Advisory Council and RECOTVET.

After the 9th Regional Policy Dialogue, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority of the Philippines, with support from the ASEAN Secretariat and RECOTVET, will convene a workshop on “ASEAN TVET Agenda and Governance” that will consider ways by which cross-sectoral and cross-pillar regional cooperation for TVET system development may be undertaken.

Palace Approves TESDA Technical Skills Development Plan

Business World, 21 June 2019 – PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed an executive order “approving and adopting” the National Technical Education and Skills Development Plan (NTESDP) 2018-2019 prepared by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

The four-year plan, according to TESDA, “serves as a compass that informs the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) actors, movers, and leaders in coming up with responsive policies and implementing programs for the sector, and to support the broader development goals and objectives of the national government.”

Pres. Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) No. 83 on June 17. The Palace released copies of the EO on Thursday.

The NTESDP, according to the EO, was created to “galvanize and strengthen the TVET sector in order to attain global competitiveness and workforce readiness, as well as social equity for workforce inclusion and poverty reduction.”

All national and local government agencies were ordered to adopt, disseminate and support the implementation of the development plan, while the private sector was encouraged to support it.

The President also directed TESDA to ensure that all skills development programs and schemes conform with the objectives of the plan and “aligned” with the Philippine Qualifications Framework and all instituted national standards.

The NTESDP 2018-2019 will be funded by appropriations intended for the skills and development and training programs of TESDA and the respective budgets of the national government agencies involved. (Arjay L. Balinbin)

CITE Supports YouthWorksPH to Create Job Opportunities

YouthWorks PH

Young people will soon benefit from training opportunities that will help them land a job in the areas of construction, tile setting, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, industry skills program or even in engineering technology.

Campaigner Jundryl Oplado explains the program to walk-in applicants

This after YouthWorks PH, a five-year youth training and employment project of Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), slated a series of recruitment activities on June 13 and 14 (Thursday and Friday) at the Robinsons Galleria Cebu Activity Center.

The program which aims to connect at least 40,000 young people in the country to tech voc schools and private sector partners who are willing to provide work-based training positions. YouthWorks PH also promotes work-based training for OSYs and unemployed youth.

Working committee members including Wayne Comendador, Paul Bernard Rodrigo and Jundryl Oplado station at the exhibit booth to promote the program.

YouthWorks PH partnered with CITE Technical Institute, Inc., SKILLS + Primary Structures Corporation, SKILLS + Aboitiz Construction to provide prospects opportunities to make them employable such as mock interviews for the applicants. Similar activities will be conducted in Quezon City, Iloilo City, Zamboanga City, Gen. Santos City, and Cagayan de Oro City.

Launched in 2018, YouthWorks PH is PBEd’s five-year, P1.7-billion workforce development project in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development. It aims to make education and training more responsive to the needs of the economy by working with the government, industry and academe to provide opportunities to youth not in education, employment or training.

Turning the Page: CITE Education Revitalized

Prof. Genara gives the overview of the importance of education in the 21st century.

We teachers often thought we are just another cog in the wheel. Until such time that we felt that our vocation has made some impact on the lives of our students. How many times have teachers felt that “special classroom moment” when students are all agog to listen to your discussions to the extent that they don’t want you to finish the session?

Teachers are now rewired to become a facilitator of learning, guide on the side rather than a sage on the stage. They have gradually turned into inspirational leaders from just nameless functionaries producing competent individuals ready to brave the nagging challenges in life.

Efforts have been focused on training the teachers to become good classroom managers, knowledgeable with the changing styles of the generation Z and the millennial students, and adaptable to the changing technology that has challenged the traditional classroom set-ups.

Last May 6, Dr. Cristie Ann Jaca, associate professor of the University of San Carlos gave a short talk before CITE staff on the adoption of Differentiated Instruction and a premiere of Outcome-Based Education (OBE).

Differentiated learning, in educational parlance, is a framework or philosophy for effective teaching that involves providing all students within their diverse classroom community of learners a range of different avenues for understanding new concept. This can be an anchor to develop a new curriculum based upon individual’s varying needs.

Prof. Genara is flanked by staff after the seminar.

Last June 7, another resource speaker,  Professor Genara Pacaña, Chair of Institute for Research in Innovative Instruction Delivery at Cebu Normal University, made an impression on CITE staff on her session on the Principles of Education and Classroom Management.

Engr. Pepe hands the certificate to Dr. Genara.

Dr. Pacaña uses her own research to support how educators can develop the 21st century skills among students which are pertinent to their success. This includes creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, care, and choice. Dr. Pacaña emphasized the importance of producing competent graduates who can help the country achieve its sustainable development goals in no time.

In the afternoon, Dr. Pacaña gave a short workshop on how teachers develop these 21st century skills among students through the art of questioning. She also made the staff commit to the ideals of the school and remind them that teachers have great responsibility in molding their students.

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Catechism Kids Get Free School Bags

Matmat Limotan was 10 years old when he started joining the Sunday catechism classes. He was a bit shy during the first few meetings, but soon began to open up when he got to know some friends. The group started with 20 pupils about urban area at Purok II, San Jose. The sessions were fun-filled especially when the catechist gets to the part of drawing hands-up participation from doe-eyed pupils who competed for his attention as he threw questions about God.

After a year, the number increased as some pupils told others of the free snacks the group was giving to them whenever they can answer some questions during catechism sessions. The Catechism club led by Mc Art Neil Gamutin was a small group of 5-10 catechists who spent their Sunday afternoon teaching kids about lessons on Creation, Jesus Christ, and Mother Mary.

Mc Art believes that children should start young getting to know God and doing the norms of piety such as holy rosary. That is why during their sessions, catechists like Mc Art emphasizes the importance of prayer. Last May 4, 2019 it was a answered prayer when the Rotary Club of Mactan decided to give out 82 schools bags and school supplies to less privileged kids in San Jose Gym. The civic group led by rotarian Fernando Manglapus and Miss Clemen came to personally hand the school bags to the identified beneficiaries who are mostly catechism pupils.

 

 

Medical Exam for STOP Passers

The following STOP passers are requested to report to CITE on May 23, 2019 (Thursday) at 9:00 a.m. for their free medical examination. The medical examination is the final screening for the applicants of the Diploma in Engineering Technology Program. Please wear STOP attire and bring ID. See you here!

DIET STUDENTS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020
FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES ONLY
No. Surname First Name Middle Name
1 ABUHAN IVAN JAY Elemino
2 ADOLFO JONATHAN Tordios
3 ALCANTARA ALCHIN Doncillo
4 AMBARAS ADOLF ANTHONY Malbas
5 ANDONG MARK ANTHONY Bantindon
6 ANHAO KENNETH Flores
7 ANIEL, JR. VALERIANO Tabon
8 ANIÑON, JR. ANTONIO Lovendina
9 ANUNCIADO CYRIL Alicaba
10 APOSTOL JESS CHRISTIAN Quintero
11 ARANETA, JR. RAUL Candidisimo
12 ARCAY CLARENCE Fariolen
13 ARCILLA KINNETH Ardina
14 ARDINES MARLO Lawas
15 ARESTUTILES JOHN REY Branzuela
16 ATEZ JAMES ALBERT Danlag
17 BALBUENA JOHN PATRICK Dinaguit
18 BARINO OLIVER Delposo
19 BARRIENTOS JOHN LLOYD Arnejo
20 BASERA TEOFILO
21 BATHAN NORVIN KYLE Balaba
22 BELDA NIÑO JEANNO Incela
23 BENTAZAL NEIL BOY Balladares
24 BENTAZAL JAY LORD Gorozon
25 BONTUYAN ALDREIN Mino
26 CAÑABANO JEF Dagus
27 CANDOLE JIMUEL Hagonoy
28 CAÑEDO CARL ISIDRO Casiban
29 CAPACITE ANGELBERT Cotamora
30 CASAS JOEMAR
31 CASAS JOSEPH REY Pasco
32 CASTRO RAMSY Lucero
33 CATAT ANGELO Verano
34 CECIBAN ALBERTO Gumera
35 CODENER FRITZ Matohado
36 CONDE, JR. JONIE Dumogho
37 CORTES III CASIMERO Estrera
38 COTING JHON MARK Abarquez
39 CUEVA MARK LOUIE Pepito
40 CUEVA CLARK
41 CUIZON REYMOND Pasaje
42 DAYDAY GILL Bolotalo
43 DELOSTRICO MARVIN Legaspi
44 DEMECILLO JEY Balansag
45 DEVILA JOEY Ortiz
46 DOROY PAUL ERICK Lamban
47 DUMOGHO AYAN REY
48 ENCARGUEZ ANGEL Alowa
49 ENOPIA REGAN Legaspi
50 ENTIENZA MELBERT Sarsona
51 ESPINA ENRICO Campanilla
52 GONEDA CLINT LOUELL Cadungog
53 GONIDA, JR. EMER Lauron
54 GUINITA JORWEN Montecillo
55 HEYROSA VIC LESTER Acog
56 IBALE MARLOU Pepito
57 INOC MARK KENNITH Alquizalas
58 INOT JEMILLE Orongan
59 JAVIER JOHN CHRISTER Paragsa
60 JULAPONG JOHN ARCEL O.
61 KATINDIG KENT GABRIEL Heyrana
62 LACANDULA ELIACHIM Arceo
63 LAPORE CLARYM NOAH Cuesta
64 LARGO CINDER JAMES Villanueva
65 LASTIMOSO JOREY Delostrico
66 LIM JOHN PAUL Labid
67 LIMOTAN REY Gerenia
68 LIMUTAN LENON Servano
69 LODIOMON RENAN Janolino
70 MABANTA WENNETH KIE Alcantara
71 MAHINAY NIEL Saplad
72 MALOLOY-ON GRENY Arcillas
73 MANGUBAT ROY KENNETH Neiz
74 MANORIÑA CHAD Polosan
75 MEJELLANO ALDWIN JAKE Bentazal
76 MELICOR MELCHOR Estillore
77 MEÑORIA AUDIE C.
78 MIASCO CHRISTIAN LARRY Encarguez
79 MIRANDA JAY Punay
80 MONTES JOHN LESTER Estremos
81 OLIVAR JEBB Escarlan
82 OPIGAL JEREMIE Miranda
83 PACTORES CARL JOHN Demoral
84 PALAUMBA PERLANS Dilao
85 PANSOY JHON CHARLES Canillo
86 PAYOT IAN JOSHUA Bantigue
87 PEPITO ROMEO JAKE Quilaton
88 PIZARRAS JOREN Vaflor
89 PONSICA ARIEL Ngujo
90 POTOT JECARL D.
91 QUEVEDO JERWIN Carungay
92 QUILESTINO STEVEN JUNE Ortiz
93 QUIMOD BEENS MARTIN Sencio
94 REGINO LAURENCE DAVE Canumay
95 RELLOSA JESSIE JAMES Gitgano
96 RESUELO KEVIN Campaña
97 RETUBADO CHARLES ALEDON Mabaso
98 RODRIGUEZ EMMANUEL MARI Bantigue
99 ROMERA JANRY Contridas
100 ROSALES KENNY CRIS Velasquez
101 ROSENDAL, JR. ROMEO Mapa
102 ROTAQUIO JOSHUA Libatan
103 RUTA JENELIO
104 SALDUA FRANCISCO Ambrad
105 SALERA SAIMON FRANCIS Eleccion
106 SAYSON MARTEN Torrenueva
107 SEGARRA GEMPOL Purisima
108 SOON STEPHEN Cubico
109 SORELA JAY Ardiente
110 SURBAN NEIL MAYNARD Ardiente
111 TAGALOG NEIL Manzan
112 TEJANO KYLE ADRIAN Borbajo
113 TUBIGON RICHMOND Enriquez
114 VALIENTTE JOSEPH Iballe
115 VELAYO IVAN JAY Ardiente
116 VILLANUEVA ANTHONY J.
117 YONG JONAS Jamio
***NOTHING FOLLOWS***

STOP RESULTS (Updated August 23, 2019)

Before reading the results below, make sure you have read the reminders that follow.

  1. For enrollment, parents are requested to contribute at least 2 months equivalent of their pledged amount. For example, if parents pledged P600, they have to settle P1200 + P500 (advanced payment for the school uniform) = P1700 during the enrollment.   
  2. Parents/guardians should accompany their sons during the enrollment process.
  3. Students should come in their STOP attire when doing transactions with CITE.
  4. During enrollment, STOP passers should submit the original copies of the following:
    2 pieces 1 x 1 ID picture (with blue background)
    original copy of high school report card/TOR
    original copy of NSO birth certificate
    original copy of certificate of good moral character
    original copy of certificate of indigency
    1 long brown envelope

To answer your questions about STOP, please read this link: FrequentlyAskedQuestions

*Schedule subject to change

The Admission Committee recommends the admission of the following successful applicants into CITE’s 3-year diploma program SY 2019-2022. Their acceptance depends upon the results of the medical examinations, verification interviews, and the final approval of the Management Staff of the school. 

Congratulations to all passers! Classes start on November 4, 2019.

  BATCH 16        
           
1 Gabucan Gino Jimenez J. Alternative Learning System
2 Librando Mc John Yguira Y. St. Peter Academy of Alegria
3 Manatad Elyric Abera A. Tipolo NHS
4 Ouano Rhoneil Aro A.  
5 Rivas Murex Boton B. Alternative Learning System
6 Rivas Melvin Joseph Cantero C. Alternative Learning System

CITE Trains PASAR Millwrights

Some 14 millwrights or  high-precision craftsmen who install, dismantle, repair, reassemble, and move machinery at Philippine Associated Smelting and Refining Corporation (PASAR) underwent the Precision Shaft Alignment Training from January 24 to February 15, 2019  at its LIDE Training Center.

The training aimed to equip the participants with the latest new technology in alignment applications and up the ante in developing maintenance capability to a level and quality where the plant’s machine safety, performance and availability will be at a benchmark level. The training furthers its goal at improving the rotating plant performance through a more time-efficient procedure.

Participants were handpicked from Asset Management Department, specifically from Primary Smelting Maintenance, Secondary Smelting Maintenance, Refinery/Dore Maintenance, SFP/Port Maintenance, and Acid Plant/Utilities Maintenance.

Millwrights contributed to PASAR’s commitment to continual improvement, and its vision of becoming a benchmark smelter.

CITE Training Officer Johnry Gac-ang teamed up with Bill Owen of TAFE Queensland to give the series of month-long upskilling training to millwrights.

Photos and text butchered from PASAR’s Official Publication, “CopperFlash”, Vol. 21, Issue 14, April 24, 2019

Foreign Technical Internship Granted to CITE Graduates

A significant policy change in Japan to its ease labor shortages allows a partnership between CITE and AKTIO Corporation, a leading construction equipment rental business in Japan, to provide training and employment opportunities to highly skilled graduates of CITE in its headquarters in Tokyo.

The partnership was made possible through the efforts of CITE vice-president Mario King who introduced representatives from AKTIO to CITE during the exploration visit of AKTIO top executives in November 2017.

Having seen the opportunity to expand its operations in the Philippines to provide rental solutions and drum up support for technology transfer to able and competent Filipino workers, the Japanese company signed an agreement with CITE to start the AKTIO Philippines Training Program in June 2018.

About 20 graduates of the 3-year Electromechanics Technology Program were inducted into the training which included a battery of preparatory procedures such as document screening, interviews, home visits, medical and psychological exams, technical training and assessment, Japan technical training, and Japan business model training to prepare aspirants for the slot and broaden the scope of the program. From about 20 applicants, they were trimmed down to 12 to enroll in the Japanese Language class.

Twenty-five year old Rommel Sasan is the youngest in a brood eight children whose father passed away last year. Rommel lives in a rundown neighborhood in the urban area with his sickly mother, some of his siblings and extended family members who rely on his income.

Rommel has longed to work abroad and get a better deal in life. After some unsuccessful attempts to apply in Korea and Japan and foreign language trainings on the side, the AKTIO project came his way as a blessing after passing his time around.

Rommel was chosen among eight trainees from 12 aspirants who were finally selected to be sent to Japan for a training. Rommel joined fellow alumni Leonardo Amoroto, Christian Bordadora, Aries Felisco, Jeran Fernandez, Janrey Mahinay, Charles Kim Pitogo, Reign Joshua Setenta who arrived in Inabe Oizume, Nagoya on February 6 this year.

While coping with homesickness and nostalgic for home, Rommel finds the weather condition a most challenging for him from the get-go. While daytime highs would be warm, the evening temperatures are very cold, even reaching single digits.

“As you know, we are from a tropical country, so waking up to a chilly morning breeze is really a struggle for us. But we are able to manage because of the people who support us, especially our daily life advisor, Mr. Masuda Akiyoshi, Plant Manager Nago Toukatsu, Yuu Ogiwara, and Aoyagi. They treat us very fairly. They even threw a welcome party just for all of us Philippine trainees,” Rommel reported in a Facebook interview.

For about a month, the eight trainees were given advance classes in Japanese language just to get around to the culture. They also had on-the-job training on operating heavy equipment like backhoe, fork lift, grinder, among others. They will undergo one-year training in Nagoya before being deployed to three other Japanese city plants.

Their daily grind includes waking up as early as 5:00 am and going to the site on a bicycle at around 7:00 a.m. After a daily exercise, they attend a meeting to prepare for the workload for the day. They also attend mass in Japanese in a Catholic church nearest their quarters.

The trainees signed into a 3-year technical internship contract in preparation for the full swing operation of AKTIO Philippines. Upon their return to Cebu, these trainees are encouraged to pursue the bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship through CITE.

In May 2018, a CITE team composed of Mr. Benjie Wong, Mr. Johnry Gac-ang, Mr. Marlon Valencia, and Mr. Bonifacio Mercado Jr. was sent to Japan to visit the main plants in Tokyo and Nagoya to further study the training, operations, culture, and business models of AKTIO.

To keep the program running as intended, the partnership is poised to create more opportunities for CITE graduates to train in Japan and experience world-class technical internship that leads to their gainful employment, improve their standard of living and help contribute to the Philippine economy.

ComVal Students to Benefit Apex Mining Scholarships

Some 30 SHS graduates from Compostela Valley will soon benefit from the chance to study at CITE through a scholarship package from Apex Mining Company, Inc. (AMCI), a gold mining company operating on Maco Mine in ComVal.

CITE’s partnership with AMCI will ensure the second batch of scholars an access to the college diploma in Engineering Technology Program which will address the need for quality graduates to meet the demand of AMCI workforce.

As part of its corporate social initiative, AMCI has earmarked about 11.9 M for educational funds that included Adopt-a-School, Work Immersion Program, and college education for its locals and neighboring communities.

AMCI’s partnership with CITE has provided the recent graduates and graduates of old curriculum to get a better deal in life. The partnership aimed to select scholars with great potential but who face significant financial barriers to entry into higher education.

On April 22-24, 2019, about  68 aspiring applicants coming from different schools participated in the three-day screening process to select the scholarship beneficiaries. Only the top 30 scholars will be selected based on their performance during the rigid screening process.

The screening process included classes in Math, English, Drafting, Workshop, and Physical Education. Parents and applicants were also interviewed to get their commitment. The event was capped with a culminating activity.

Successful scholars will receive a comprehensive support upon selected for the program. With the growth of youth population in  ComVal, AMCI hopes to educate a new generation of leaders who will will create opportunities for others. CITE is just a right step for them, as it did for the first batch of scholars.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF ENGR. JOSE ROLAND FLORES

“Paglilitis” Shocks Talamban Times Square Shoppers and Students

CITE’s adaptation of Paul Dumol’s “Ang Paglilitis Kay Mang Serapio” starts in a gentrifying underworld with dimly-lit rundown interior sets the tone of a trial that shocked even the most matured bystander in the mall.

It is, in fact, the main goal of the play. At its onset, the play immediately grabs the audience by the neck as it introduces the characters whose gravity of their voice and facial expressions are painted with grit and grimes.

The cast, consisted of Grade 11 students from Electrical Engineering Technology Department (2B and some 2A students for the bit parts), played out their parts well with two shows in the row at the activity center of Talamban Times Square on April 5, 2019 as the culmination of their subject in Literature.

Shoppers are shocked by students dressed as beggars as they walk around the vicinity, even so when the actual play began to unfold before their eyes. While the venue was not tightly packed, with only graduating students from San Isidro Parish School and Talamban National High School and patrons, it was a history in the making for Grade 11 students who are all out in their performances.

The first group had to fight against the noise of the streets and had to use their vocal power to relay the story. According to their trainer, Phillip Bernardo Ogang, “It was an opportunity for the actors to play by the ear and use their training in voice projection.”

The play which depicts a seemingly dystopic society where a beggar is tried for raising a child is nothing novel. We all have seen them in movies about underground syndicates. But how lead characters such as Jose Daniel Pregoner and John Renesh Almario alternately portrayed the slow-burning fear in their eyes that escalate as the brutality of their interrogators stakes out is nothing short of an award-winning performance of their lives.

Add the production designs and lighting set-ups of both teams, one would unmistakably conclude that the latest staging (actually the fifth version) is the hardest to beat.

Ultimately, there is nothing anyone in the audience can do as the course of events has been apparent. The message of the play is relevant and bloody part where a crazed executioner is supposedly plucking the eye of Serapio is well executed.

A homage to Dante’s “Inferno”, “Ang Paglilitis Kay Mang Serapio” includes subtle elements of a failing society dramatically portrayed by the members of the cast. It was a dream come true for the team led by directors Clydel Caparida and Mike Tolomia who have labored two months to finally serve a play like no other.

Special thanks goes to CITE for the food, Jonel Jerusalem and an anonymous donor for paying the rent and deposits.

A Quick Guide for STOP Trainees

Hi there STOP trainees!

Congratulations on passing the entrance examination. You are now ready for the next step. If you have friends who have not taken our admission test yet, they are invited to visit CITE during school hours (8:00 am- 5:00 pm) DAILY. The test lasts about 1.5 hours). Preferred attire will be a school uniform. Don’t forget to bring a ballpen. For the results of the exam, check this link: Admission Test Results. Here’s in the map to our school:

Now on for those who have passed the exam! Here are the things you should remember:

The Summer (or Special) Training Orientation Program is 3-day training program for those who would like to pursue a course in Diploma in Engineering Technology Program (3 years). It is our screening process to select the best qualified students for the program. It will also serve as a foretaste of our program and determine your interest. The training is divided into five phases:

  1. The training program –  consists of preparatory subjects such as English, Mathematics, Electrical Principles, Physical Education, and Drafting to determine your entry level skills. Applicants should bring the following for the training: ruler, ballpen, pencil, PE attire (shorts and extra shirt), rag, and notebook.
  2. Applicant’s interview –  staff will be assigned to get to know you personally through an interview. Only applicants with high school cards (or at least with grades until the third grading) will be interviewed. The interview will give you a snapshot of what is expected of you if you will be accepted.
  3. Parent’s interview – parents will be interviewed to check if they are able to attend the monthly parenting seminar, willing to support you in your education (daily expenses, transpo, food, boarding house rental). Only parents or guardians are interviewed. No proxy is allowed.
  4. Medical exam – applicants will undergo a free medical exam such as X-Ray, CBC, physical exam once are accepted.
  5. Enrollment – this is the last phase when applicants submit all needed requirements for compliance. Original copies of the following will be collected from the applicants:
  • Original & 2 photocopies of High School Card /(TOR)
  • Original & 2 photocopies Certificate of Good Moral Character
  • 4 copies 1×1 ID pictures (Blue/White background)
  • 2 photocopies of NSO Birth Certificate
  • Original & 2 photocopies copies of NCAE Result
  • Original & 2 photocopies Parents Latest Income Tax Return (ITR) or Certificate of Tax Exemption or Certificate of Indigency 

STOP applicants are requested to attend an orientation before going to the actual training to prepare you for the training. For complete schedule of the training, please check this link: STOP Schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions on Facebook (facebook.com/citeinfo)

Q: How do I know if I passed the STOP training?

A: The result will come out at least 5 working days after your training. You will be notified through this link: STOP Results. 

Q: Why am I placed under the waiting list?

A: If you are put on a waiting list, it means that you have not met some provisions required in the training. For example, upon computations, your STOP grade did not make it to the cut-off requirement. But don’t worry. There is still a chance for you to get into the program once we release the results on the schedule provided. Otherwise, we advise you to start applying in other schools.

Q: How is my STOP grade computed?

A: Your STOP grade is a collective result of your exams during the 3 days, result of your admission test, high school grade average, and the result of you interview (both yours and your parents).

Q: What if I failed in the medical exam?

A: Normally, we let our physician advise you on what to do. This is also to put your safety as priority since we cannot put your health at risk considering our rigid training in the school.

Q: What to do if I passed the STOP?

A: Please refer to the schedule for your enrollment based on your batch number. Let the parents/guardians during enrollment. This time, you should have submitted all your original requirements otherwise, there will be a delay in the processing. If some requirements are not available, notify us so we can give you advice. Parents will also settle 2 months of monthly contribution (for example, the parents pledged P600 a month, they will have to settle P1,200 plus P500 for the advanced payment for uniform = a total P1,700 upon enrollment.

Q: I passed the STOP in 2018, but I did not enroll. Should I take the STOP again?

A: No need to join the STOP. We will try our best to look into your old records and if you indeed are qualified, you can be advised to enroll upon completion of the requirements (medical exam, interviews).

Q: I have difficulties complying with my application requirements. What will I do?

A: Inform us right away so we can give you a sound advice on what to do. Remember that you can’t be officially enrolled if your requirements are lacking. 

Q: What is the total cost/tuition of your program?

A: We don’t call them tuition but cost of education. You are, so to speak, sponsored by the previous scholars who have pooled in scholarship grants for you. All you have to do is to pool in another scholarship fund for the next scholars. Our DIET program differs from one course to another. For example, you choose to take the Diploma in Engineering Technology Program – Mechanical Engineering Technology (MT). MT would cost about P280,000 for three years considering how expensive a technical course since most of the time, you are using floorwork machines and equipment.

Total cost of education: P280,000

Since it is unthinkable to pay the cost one time, we will help you  pool in from other sources to complete the scholarship grant through the following:

  1. Parents’ pledge (ex. P700/month x 12 months x 3 years) = P 25,200
  2. Cebu City Scholarship (if any) = P60,000 (3 years)
  3. Scholarship from your in-plant training – P60,000
  4. TWSP (through TESDA) – P8,000
  5. SPES (from DOLE) – P7,000
  6. Workcon Equity – P7,500
  7. Other possible scholarships (for example, Unifast) – P70,000

All in all, we have pooled in P227,700.

Our remaining/outstanding balance is P42,500 which can be settled on a staggered basis once you find jobs. There is a need to complete our balance so you can sponsor other scholars who will come after  you.The provisions of this cost will be drawn in a contract which both you and your parents sign during the orientation.

Q: Are there other fees to be settled when I am enrolled?

A: Your cost of education practically covers all materials you need while you are in the training. If there are further fees, it would be very minimal. For example, photocopies of materials. Except for mandatory uniforms or National Certification fees, there are no other fees that are required by the school.

Q: Can I stop schooling anytime?

A: We may only grant leave of absence to students for two reasons: health and financial problems. We will ensure that you that your stay in CITE will be pleasing and worth the experience. If under circumstances you decided to stop, all provisions in the contract will be applied.

Q: Can I be given scholarships?

A: We have a scholarships office that caters to your needs. All you have to do is to submit a letter of intent for assessment. Scholarships can be in different form depending  upon your needs.

Q: Can you assure me of a job after three years?

A: We can’t assure you 100%, but our placement arm will make sure  that you get the opportunity to experience industry exposure for at least 15 months that will pave your way towards future employment. If, by chance, after graduation, you remained unemployed, we are willing to extend our reach through referrals and recommendation until such time you are employed. That is our commitment.

Q: Can I proceed to engineering courses after DIET?

A: Through our linkages to other universities (UC and CIT-U), it is now possible that our subjects will be credited towards a degree course  in engineering of related fields. However, our immediate goal is to provide the industries with technologists and technicians. Thus, we would advise you to gain experience yet and delay further studies until you can save enough or learn the trade. If you feel that you are ready, then you may settle your balances drawn in our contracts so you can enroll in universities or consider our future flexible degree programs.

Q: Is studying in CITE difficult?

A: We will ensure that your stay in CITE will be pleasing and wholesome. Academic rigors are always present, but with good mentoring from our teachers, support groups from your clubs and friends, formative activities, and support from your parents, there is no doubt that you can hurdle any difficulty that may arise during your stay here. 

Q: Can I stop schooling anytime?

A: We may only grant leave of absence to students for two reasons: health and financial problems. We will ensure that you that your stay in CITE will be pleasing and worth the experience. If under circumstances you decided to stop, all provisions in the contract will be applied.

Q: Do you allow twins or siblings to enroll at the same time?

A: Yes, for as long as the parents are willing to support them. 

Q: Do you accept applicants with poor grades?

A: We believe that everyone should be given a chance. Just take the entrance exams and see where it goes.

Q: Can I choose my own course?

A: Of course. But to give time to form a well-informed decisions, we will give you orientations so you can choose well. Future transferring to other courses will not be allowed. 

Q: Do you accept transferees, ALS graduates, or graduates of the old curriculum?

A: This depends. ALS graduates before the K12 implementation we can accept as long as they are not beyond 25 years old upon enrollment. For transferees, they have to undergo a new set of curriculum, which means they have to take our subjects again. All else may will not be credited to DIET program. For old curriculum, applicants have to be 25 years old and complete with requirements. 

Q: I am a Grade 12 graduate of CITE and was not considered for DIET program. Is there a chance to be re-accepted into the program?

A: You can apply again. Send a letter of intent. You and your parents will have to be reinterviewed. Otherwise, you will be advised to enroll in other school elsewhere upon settling your remained balances (parents’ pledge and  other pending fees).